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- Rudolf Winestock - "Manage Your Files Easily With Directory Opus"
"As I wrote in the beginning of this review, Directory Opus is the best file manager and file explorer that I have ever used on Windows, the Macintosh, or Unix."
"Directory Opus is worth every penny."
- System-Log - "Directory Opus
10 - make Windows even better!"
"Conclusion after testing Directory Opus 10. Out of the box, the Windows Explorer replacement is giving you a two paned listing, a great copying feature, support for various compression formats, great FTP client, a picture viewer etc.
This is all great, but the real power to Directory Opus 10 is when you start configuring and making “your own” Directory Opus! Sky’s the limit – it does take some time to make it behave just like you want, but when it does – there is no turning back to regular Windows Explorer with its limitations!
I don’t give percentage scores, but just to give you an idea of what I think about Directory Opus 10, I would give “Out of the box Dopus” a score of 70%, but “Your Own Directory Opus 10? gets a 100% score – after all, it is YOUR Directory Opus 10 based on YOUR needs and designs!"
- Review Lagoon: Directory Opus
"You might think that Dopus is just too powerful for a user like you and that you're content with Windows Explorer. Don't be deceived. Even if you only harness a tenth of what Dopus offers, you can make your life considerably easier and more productive. I find myself making less errors during file operations and edits now - and the automation has really saved my bacon on many occasions. Plus, the product becomes whatever I need it to do (within reason, of course; I'm always finding new unexplored features) - and that just isn't very common in today's software market.
On paper, the product looks like a "no brainer" - I mean, why WOULDN'T you want all this power, customization and feature-set?"
- Nerd Business - "Why Directory
Opus 10 is the king of file browsers"
"The question is not what does DOpus do, the question is what does it not do. The only thing I can honestly think of is bit torrents. It's hard to fathom why you would ever need to replace something like uTorrent - but then again, up until trying DOpus I didn't consider a need to replace Filezilla either. DOpus is all about integrating all your common file management tasks. And that it does well: in fact, it's perfect. "
- Mike Slocombe Review: Directory
Opus - The king of Windows file managers.
"Everyone knows that the file browser that comes with Windows is a bit on the basic side, so if you fancy yourself as something of a power user, it may be worth checking out Directory Opus. Recently upgraded to a Windows 7-friendly, the feature-rich, commercial file manager enjoys a fine heritage dating back to the days of Frontier Elite and Sensible Soccer. That’s right – this program has been around so long that it first debuted on the Amiga computer system way back in 1994!
Features galore!: Basically a super-turbo charged file manager and Windows explorer replacement, DOpus lets you set up your workspace exactly how you want it, with options galore for setting up user-definable file display views, customisable toolbars and menus with tabbed folder views and file trees...
FTP-tastic: It was the same story with the built-in FTP application. Packing a site manager and handy ‘quick connect’ option, we found it so fast and easy to configure that it instantly elbowed out our long serving dedicated FTP client, CuteFTP. And when we say it was fast, we mean fast: it ran rings around our old FTP program, connecting and transferring at an impressive rate of knots...
Snappy folder reader: We were also wowed when we plugged a memory card into our USB card reader. Instead of the usual finger-drumming wait while Vista rumbled around trying to find the folder’s contents to display, Directory Opus brought up the card’s contents near-instantly...
Image support: Viewing images was a doddle too, with the advanced, built-in image viewer (with support for RAW images) quickly bringing up thumbnails, giving the option to view image directories as slide shows, thumbnails, film strips or single images. For quick image edits – like resizing and rotating – there’s no need to leave the program, and there’s also geo-tagging support, which can grab the GPS co-ordinates info included in an image’s EXIF information and present the shooting location on Google Earth. Moreover, photos can be batch-edited and converted into different file formats, and then exported via email, FTP or even sent directly to sites like Flickr...
If, like us, you’re using the Google Desktop Search tool to rummage through your desktop’s files, you’ll like the fact that you can search from within Directory Opus, and there’s a ton of useful file utilities onboard like advanced search with wildcard, duplicate finding and sophisticated rename functions...
The verdict: Although there’s no shortage of free and shareware file managers available for the Windows Platform (including Free Commander and XPlorer2), once you get used to working with Directory Opus, it really seems worth the extra outlay....
After just a few hours use, we were completely sold on Directory Opus and it continues to surprise us with unexpected features and useful shortcuts. At $85 (Australian Dollars – roughly £40 in good ol’ British pounds), Directory Opus is not the cheapest file manager, but we think it’s the best, and with a free download offering a 60 day evaluation period, you’d have to be as mad as a drunken wallaby not to give it a go. The program is available in 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows. Score: Functionality: 95% Ease of use: 75%"
- Charles Wright - "A vote
of confidence in Directory Opus, from [Melbourne newspaper] The Age's Departartment
of Tidying Things Up".
"Over the years, we in the DTTU have grown to know and love many file and directory managers. It started, in the years of DOS, with XTree, which was followed by XTree Gold and when Windows arrived ZTree. We've used programs like Norton Commander, and Power Desk.
We have to acknowledge, however, that none of them quite matches the power of the Australian-developed application, Directory Opus. We find ourselves wondering, at times, whether Directory Opus – often shortened to "DOpus" - isn't so much a file and directory manager as a cult religion. ...
It's easy to use and extremely powerful out of the box, but it's almost infinitely configurable to suit a user's personal preferences, which no doubt is why the Departments of Tidying Things Up at the Max Planck Institute and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory use it...."
- Creative Cow's John David Hutton
- A Video Tutorial and Review of Directory Opus 9.
Creative Cow's John David Hutton gave Directory Opus 9 their highest rating!
Article Focus: This bruiser app is so powerful it should be a requirement for any power user (and every digital content creation user). It offers outstanding tools and an enhanced workflow at a great price. Its features are so deep I felt a written review wasn't strong enough to illustrate why Directory Opus 9 should be standard on every windows computer.
Summary: I give it a frighteningly-solid 5 cows for stability, feature set, great price and incredibly flexible customization. You'll never want to use any other explorer or file management app!
- PC Magazine - Incredibly Useful Utilities.
Directory Opus makes Windows Explorer obsolete... Common tasks such as managing ZIP archives, setting file attributes, and moving files from one folder to another are all easier in DOpus. Among its many, many high-end abilities are finding duplicate files, changing date/time stamps, handling FTP transfers, previewing almost any type of file, and splitting and rejoining large files - the list is almost endless!
- Directory Opus wins PC Magazine
(US) Editors Choice Award!
"With its unique conveniences, startling speed, and gleaming interface, Directory Opus is the only file manager we find powerful enough to use as a replacement for Windows Explorer. Its tabbed interface lets you switch between a traditional Explorer view and a variety of dual-directory and filmstrip-style views...."